On Dec. 5, the final night of Hanukkah, Or Emet celebrated at the Cedarholm Golf Course community room in Roseville.

More than 40 people danced, sang, played dreidel, ate latkes and lit the menorah in solidarity against the darkness, and despite missing our friends through the pandemic.

A definite highlight was dancing the “Banu Chosech Legaresh,” an Israeli dance whose title means, “We came to get rid of the dark!” Dancing outside was a fun way to keep warm.

Enjoy photos from the Hanukkah party below!

Sarah and Leta teaching the “Banu Chosech Legaresh” dance.

Mini-menorah created by the Finestack children.

Dickson family

Dickson family

Jeff lighting the menorah.

Potato latkes, of course!

Eva Cohen

 

The group enjoyed dancing the "Banu Chosech Legaresh" outside.

The group enjoyed dancing the “Banu Chosech Legaresh” outside.

A visiting family lighting candles.

A visiting family lighting candles.

Seth Fine and family

Seth Fine and family

Howard, Lenny and Gwyn

Howard, Lenny and Gwyn

Binder-Housenecht family

Binder-Housenecht family

The Handley family menorah burning brightly with real candles.

The Handley family menorah burning brightly with real candles.

One thought on “Or Emet’s 2021 Hanukkah party was a hit!

  1. Thanks for posting these photos. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate as a community in ways that felt safe during this prolonged pandemic. The air was a bit nippy, which made the outdoor dancing all the more inviting, warming up our bodies along with our spirits.

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